In saucepan over medium heat, melt together marshmallows, chocolate chips and butter, stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in Rice Krispies® and vanilla until coated.
With greased hands, divide into twelve 1/2 cup (125 mL) portions. One at a time, pack into greased 6 oz (175 mL) custard cup; remove and place, top-side up, on waxed paper–lined baking sheet.
Spread 1 tsp (5 mL) icing over top of each. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs.
Sprinkle work surface with sugar. Cut gumdrops vertically into 1/8-inch (3 mm) thick slices. Sprinkle rolling pin with sugar. Roll slices to flatten into thin petals and leaves; pinch to shape. Press petals together to resemble flowers. Place on top of flower pot.
Our set-and-forget version of this classic Easter dish is a win-win: Your oven is free to make the holiday ham and the slow cooker's gentle heat creates incredibly tender and creamy potatoes. You'll need at least a six-quart slow cooker for this recipe.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2015
peeled and cut in scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick rounds
trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
whipping cream 35%
per serving: about
Total fat9 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate26 g
In large bowl, gently toss together potatoes, fennel, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined. In small bowl, whisk cream with potato starch until smooth.
In lightly greased slow cooker, layer half of the potato mixture. Sprinkle with one- quarter of the Gruyère and half of the bacon. Pour in half of the cream mixture. Top with remaining potato mixture, another quarter of the Gruyère and the remaining bacon and cream mixture.
Cover and cook on high until potatoes are tender, about 4-1/2 hours. Turn off slow cooker; sprinkle with remaining Gruyère. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted and some of the liquid has absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: We've made this dish without gluten by using potato starch as a thickener, but feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour if gluten isn't a concern for your guests.
This recipe calls for medium heat, but depending on your stove, you may need to adjust the temperature to achieve the perfect golden-brown colour. Start by preheating your skillet and testing the temperature on a single pancake.
Portion size14 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
1 1/2 cup
each baking powder and
1 3/4 cup
per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate11 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla; whisk into flour mixture until combined yet slightly lumpy.
Lightly brush large nonstick skillet or griddle with some of the oil; heat over medium heat. Working in batches and brushing pan with remaining oil as necessary, drop batter by 1/4 cup, spreading slightly; cook until bubbles form on tops, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; cover with foil and keep warm in 250°F (120°C) oven until ready to serve.
Whole wheat Buttermilk Pancakes Substitute 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with all-purpose whole wheat flour.
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp chopped banana (about 1 banana total) before turning.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries (about 3/4 cup total) before turning.
Meet the one and only carrot cake recipe you'll ever need. The batter comes together in a matter of minutes and makes a flavourful, moist cake with just the right ratio of crushed pineapple to grated carrot. Topped with smooth, sweet cream cheese icing, it's perfection on a plate.
Portion size16 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
(about 2 large)
(398 mL) crushed
Cream Cheese Icing:
per serving: about
Total fat31 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate82 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. In separate bowl, beat together eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla until smooth; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Stir in carrots, pineapple and pecans until combined. Scrape into 2 greased and floured 8-inch (1.2 L) round cake pans.
Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven until cake tester inserted in centres comes out clean, 35 to 38 minutes. Let cool in pans on rack. (Make- ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks; thaw before continuing with recipe.)
Cream Cheese Icing: In bowl, beat cream cheese with butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Beat in icing sugar, one-third at a time, until smooth and combined.
Slice each cake in half horizontally to make 4 layers. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on cake plate. Spread about 3/4 cup of the icing over cut side; top with 1 of the remaining layers, cut side down. Spread about 3/4 cup of the icing over top of second layer. Repeat with remaining cake layers and icing, omitting icing from top of stack.
Using large offset palette knife, spread thin layer of the remaining icing all over cake to seal in crumbs; refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
Using palette knife, spread remaining icing all over cake. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. (Makeahead: Cover loosely and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Change it Up - The Ultimate Carrot Slab Cake: Prepare batter as directed; scrape into greased and floured 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) cake pan. Bake until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Top with a half-batch of the Cream Cheese Icing.
Fresh herbs, lemon and a hint of cayenne transform simple cauliflower and inexpensive drumsticks into an elegant meal. Keep a close eye on the chicken once you set the broiler; it can quickly go from perfectly golden to burned if you aren't careful.
bone-in skin-on chicken drumsticks
(about 900 g total)
salt and pepper
(about 6 cups), trimmed
Per serving: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate14 g
In small bowl, stir together parsley, tarragon, garlic, all but 1 tsp of the oil, the lemon juice and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
Sprinkle cauliflower and chicken with all but pinch each of the salt and pepper. Toss cauliflower with half of the parsley mixture; arrange on half of foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Toss chicken with remaining parsley mixture; spread on other half of baking sheet. Bake in 450°F oven, turning once, for 20 minutes.
Toss green beans with remaining oil, salt and pepper; add to baking sheet alongside cauliflower, rearranging to fit. Bake until vegetables are tender and juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 6 minutes. Remove vegetables to plate; keep warm. Broil chicken, turning once, until golden, about 4 minutes. Serve with vegetables.